Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-2323- Section: 1D
Masterworks Brit Lit
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Michelle Judice
Phone(409) 984-6352
Location:Student Success Center - Room: 129
Hours:M-W-F 12-4; T-R 9-11 & 3:30-4:30 and by appointment at your convenience
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description A survey of the development of British literature from the Romantic period to the present. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.
Prerequisites English 2321
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Identify key ideas, representative authors and works, significant historical or cultural events, and characteristic perspectives or attitudes expressed in the literature of different periods or regions.

•    PSLO 1, 4, 5, 6 - Measured by response paper/essay rubric, final exam rubric, group presentation rubric
•    PSLA Alpha – Measured by Alpha pre-test/post-test

2. Analyze literary works as expressions of individual or communal values within the social/ethical, political, cultural, or religious contexts of different literary periods.

•    PSLO 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 - measured by class discussion, response paper/essay rubric, final exam rubric, group presentation rubric

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the development of characteristic forms or styles of expression during different historical periods or in different regions.

•    PSLO 1, 2, 4, 6 – measure by response paper/essay rubric; final exam rubric, group presentation rubric

4. Articulate the aesthetic principles that guide the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.

•    (PSLO 1,2,4,5,6) - measured by response paper/essay rubric; group presentation rubric; final exam rubric

5. Write research-based critical papers about the assigned readings in clear and grammatically correct prose, using various critical approaches to literature.

•    (PSLO 1,2) measured by response paper/essay rubric; final exam rubric
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA :
Reading skills- Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills
Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills
Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.

PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills
Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.

PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills
Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Identifies cultural characteristics (including beliefs, values, perspectives and/or practices); demonstrates knowledge of civic responsibility; provides evidence of experience in civic- engagement activities; and describes what she/ he has learned as it relates to a reinforced and clarified sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others.

PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills
Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex, multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross- relationships among the issues; discusses in detail/ analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/ concepts to an ethical question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application.

Textbooks The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Major Authors.
9th Edition, Vol. 2 Supplementary materials: Black or blue pens (ALL work turned in must be in ink) Pencil, Sticky notes for taking notes in textbooks (You may NOT write in the textbooks.) Binder and notepaper for taking notes, completing class work, preparing daily assignments, and storing all handouts. MUST have and bring USB to class.
Lecture Topics
How to properly discuss literature
Why are we reading "this old stuff" and "how does it apply to our lives?"
Common writing mistakes
MLA guidlines for academic writing
Byron, Shelley, Keats
Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning
Oscar Wilde
Katherine Mansfield
T.S. Eliot
Dylan Thomas
Philip Larkin
Major Assignments
Week 1: Course Introduction, Syllabus review, MLA formatting
Week 2: Introduction to the Romantic Period
Week 3: Coleridge
Week 4: Coleridge: Essay Test
Week 5: Introduction to the Victorian Age
Week 6: The Brownings': Essay Test
Week 7: The Romantics
Week 8: Byron, Shelley, Keats': Essay Test
Week 9: Wilde and The Importance of Being Earnest
Week 10: Continue: The Importance of Being Earnest: Essay Test
Week 11: Introduction to The Modern Period
Week 12: Mansfield
Week 13: T. S. Eliot
Week 14: Thomas and Larkin: Essay Test
Week 15: Final Exam

Final Exam Date May 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM   Through  May 9, 2019 - 1:30 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Exams and Essays: 60%
Daily work, short writing assignments, participation: 20%
Final Exam: 20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies PROCEDURE FOR REVIEW OF GRADES: Any student who has an issue about his/her grade must contact the instructor no later than the next class meeting after receiving the grade.

LATE WORK POLICY: All out-of-class assignments are due at the beginning of the class period on the due date. After that, they will be considered late.
An out-of-class assignment will be accepted late if it is turned in (or emailed) by the next class meeting. However, fifteen points will be deducted. An essay or assignment will not be accepted after the next class meeting, and the student will receive a zero. If the student is ill, he/she should have someone drop off his/her work day it is due or email it to the instructor before time for the class to begin.

Students, whether they are present or not, are responsible for completing and turning in all assignments and for finding out what they missed. Students should check to see if any changes were made to the course outline.
If the absence is excused, quizzes, tests, or graded daily assignments may be made up with the student's initiative and at the instructor's convenience.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance is mandatory and attendance records of every class will be kept by the instructor. Students with unexcused absences will not be allowed to make up assignments or quizzes from the day of the absence.

The student, whether he/she is present or not, is responsible for material and assignments covered in class. You should not return after an absence and ask me what you missed. You need to find out from your course outline or another student before class. The conscientious student will confer in person, by phone, or by e-mail with the instructor on or before the day of an absence.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT HOMEWORK: Unannounced quizzes will be given over reading assignments and answers must reflect that you carefully read and analyzed the work.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT NOTETAKING: The first thing you need to do when you get to class is get out your notebook to take notes. I recommend a spiral notebook that you can clip in your binder. Each day, write that day's date on the top of a clean page and be ready to take notes. Don't depend on your memory; take copious notes!

WITHDRAWALS AND DROPS: It is the responsibility of the student to initiate a drop or withdrawal, even if the student is seriously ill or has been injured. Students who do not attend class and who fail to drop or withdraw from the course will receive a final grade of “F” for the course.
Never attending or ceasing to attend classes DOES NOT constitute a withdrawal or drop. The instructor will not drop a student who stops coming to class. Students remain registered until they file a Drop/Withdrawal Form at the college Registrar's Office by the appropriate deadlines. Failure to act in a timely manner will result in an “F” grade for the course. It is the student's responsibility to turn in all Drop/Withdrawal Forms and to follow-up to ensure that they were processed as desired.

INSTRUCTOR-INITIATED DROPS: Students who are disruptive, who do not follow class policies, who sleep in class, and/or who are dishonest (including those who plagiarize) will be required to drop the class.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Any student with a verifiable learning or physical disability who requires course modification must speak to the instructor in private regarding the disability.
A request for accommodation must be made through the ADA Counselor and the appropriate form submitted to the instructor no later than the third class day.
Every effort will be made to provide equal access to learning for all students.

SYLLABUS CONTENT: The instructor reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus. All changes will be provided to the students orally or in writing before the implementation of the change.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Attendance IS taken each time we meet. It is VERY important that you be in class. YOU are responsible for any work missed; be sure to ask a classmate and/or the instructor. It is the student's responsibility to makeup work and turn it in. Students, whether they are present or not, ARE responsible for completing and submitting all assignments and finding out what they missed. Students should check to see if any changes were made to the course outline or current assignment. If the absence is excused (school related) quizzes, tests, graded daily assignments may be made up with the student's initiative and at the instructor's convenience.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
MyLamarPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLamarPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLamarPA.
Other I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
Academic honesty is imperative. Plagiarism the first time will result in a O, with NO makeup work/assignment possible. The second plagiarism offense will result in a F for the course. There is NEVER an excuse to plagiarize, and ignorance of doing so is not a defense.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.